Spotted beebalm champions in sandy soils! It brings light and brightness early in summer, providing fragrant blooms and nectar for pollinators. Spotted Bee Balm (monarda punctata) - a wonder to behold and rarely found outside of sand prairies. It's a very unique plant; as tough as it is beautiful. Our spotted bee balm came from … Continue reading Spotted Bee Balm – Good for bees, medicinal, beautiful
Gray Dogwood – A Native Shrub For Pollinators and Birds
Native hardy shrub for difficult soils and terrains. Great for pollinators and birds.
Growing an Illinois Everbearing Mulberry in zone 4A
Mulberries are fantastic trees. They grow quickly, they can provide pollen for insects, and they produce abundant fruit. On top of all that, the leaves are also edible. Many northern generations were saved by eating high protein mulberry leaves and/or feeding them to livestock (and high protein hackberries....but I digress.) There are, of course, a … Continue reading Growing an Illinois Everbearing Mulberry in zone 4A